City of Kelso
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Welcome to the City of Kelso permit and code enforcement portal.

Please read this information before proceeding.


In response to the COVID-19 and health concerns, and in concert with Governor Inslee's emergency proclamation, revisions are being made to regular operations of business. Press Release - COVID- 19

Community Development / Engineering

  • Staff is available via phone from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    • 360-423-9922 - Building, Planning & Nuisance Abatement
    • 360-423-6590 - Engineering
  • For over the counter permits please use our on-line portal 
  • Completed application for all other permit types requiring submittals and plan reviews will be accepted via arranged drop off by emailing
  • Links for permit applications and checklists 

Inspections will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday for inspections that meet essential and Low-risk construction criteria.


The Applications button allows you to apply for permits, view all of your recent permits to determine their status, and schedule inspections. Be sure to read the Refund Polcy and Privacy Policy below before use.

The Contact Us button allows you to request information or report a concern. Both sides of this portal will require you to create an account however, if you choose, you may remain anonyomous when reporting a concern. Just note that we do not follow up with the complaintant if you wish to remian anonymous. 

The Contact Us button does not take the place of a request for public information. If it is your intent to request public information, you will need to contact the City Clerk's office. Questions submitted at this portal will only be available to Community Developemnt. All other City Departments must be contacted directly. This method of contacting us should only be used for general questions and non emergency items regarding building, zoning. or engineering. 

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